Each month for the foreseeable future, we are collecting donations to send to charitable organizations and causes in the US. For 2020 and onwards, these highlighted organizations are ones that are centered around education and the fight against racism. It is clear that the specialty coffee industry, and society as a whole, has much to address regarding this long-standing issue. And a way to start is to contribute to those groups that are knowledgeable about action and teaching those around them to unlearn racism.
For the month of October, we will be collecting for the Center for Black Equity. This will continue until the last day of the month.
The organization’s focus is ‘improving the lives of Black LGBTQ+ people globally.’ Their focus is to improve equity in three areas:
- Economic Equity: Allowing Black LGBT people to compete effectively in the marketplace.
- Social Equity: Allowing Black LGBT people to achieve fair access to livelihood and education; full participation in the political and cultural life and self-determination in meeting fundamental needs
- Health Equity: Allow Black LGBT people to thrive physically, behaviorally, environmentally, and behaviorally.
To donate, you can select the amount you wish to contribute as an add-on for your product purchases. Acaia will publicly provide proof of donations when they are sent to the organization.
In their own word:
‘Our mission is to promote a multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.’